3:22pm , Friday 24th September 2021

ARIJ Opens Applications for its Annual Awards

September 12, 2021

Do you have an investigative report in Arabic that was published between the 1st of October 2020 and the 30th of September 2021?


This is your chance to submit your investigative report to compete for ARIJ’s annual awards. The winners will be announced at the end of ARIJ’s 14th annual forum, which will be held virtually this year for the second time between 3 – 5 December.


Whether your investigative report is in video, audio, or written format, whether it’s long or short, digital or televised, or in any other format, you can now submit it for this competition founded on the highest professional standards regarding content and form. 


The award includes the following categories:

Best Arabic Investigative Report – Golden Award

Best Arabic Investigative Report – Silver Award

Best Arabic Investigative Report – Bronze Award


This year’s jury is lead by the veteran journalist, editor-in-chief, and political analyst Abdel Wahab Badrakhan (Britain – Lebanon), and includes independent journalist Ali Anouzla (Morocco), director of the BBC Arabic Programs Safaa Faisal (Britain – Egypt), trainer and investigative journalist Hanène Zbiss (Tunisia), and ARIJ’s board of directors member and media expert at Agence France-Presse, Acil Tabbara (France – Lebanon).


For more information about ARIJ’s Awards, and to know the criteria for evaluating and selecting the winners, please visit ARIJ’s Awards website.


To apply for the awards, click here.


In case of blockage, apply here.


ARIJ is the first network in the Arab world to pioneer in Arab investigative journalism, and it receives support for its activities from the Swedish International Cooperation Organization (SIDA), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA), the Danish-Arab Partnership Program (DAPP), and the Danish International Media Support Organization (IMS) , the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the Netherlands Embassy in Amman, the German Federal Foreign Office, the United Nations Democracy Support Fund (UNDEF), Wikimedia, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), the Facebook Journalism Project, and the Swedish International Liberal Center (SILC).


ARIJ’s other partners include multiple international bodies and organizations, including, but not limited to: Free Press Unlimited (FPU), the Association for Critical and Investigative Press (SKUP), the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), WAN-IFRA’s Women in News (WIN), the Marie Colvin Network of Women Journalists (MCJN), the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), ACOS Alliance, The Rory Peck Trust (RPT), Security Assistance Monitor, Internews, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), IREX’s SAFE Project, Ethical Journalism Network (EJN).Deutsche Welle German Academy, Bellingcat, The Norwegian Institute of Journalism, Thomson Foundation, Global Witness, Pulitzer Center, and Journalism Access Now.